if you want to make some, you can cheat by making a "Spill Plane", which were common when we hadn't invented the friction match. used to make spills for lighting pipes and candles etcThey were works of art in their own right. I'd grab a handful and arrange them on something, or hang them off a string. Dip them oil. Would dipping them in thin PVA preserve them for longer?
Hard to judge a piece of wood that's had a 5 microns shaving removed.Yes it’s judging the waste rather than the product.